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It is an essential resource for those professionals who have to tackle alcohol related problems in primary health care settings. It presents evidence-based information on the management of alcohol problems under different headings: The harm done by alcohol, Identifying alcohol problems, Intervening with patients, etc

Phepa.net has been developed in the framework of the Project entitled "Primary Health Care European Project on Alcohol" funded by the European Commission and the Department of Health of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia. This European Project is aimed at integrating health promotion interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption into primary health care professionals' daily clinical work. It will achieve this by preparing: European recommendations and clinical guidelines on best practice for health care purchasers and providers; a training program for primary health care professionals, a comprehensive Internet site database on good practice, and a series of country specific dissemination strategies. Read more

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The Italian colleagues pointed out a mistake in the PHEPA Training Program slides. The response options to questions 1 and 3 in slide 18 (page 96) “The Audit C” are not in accordance to the Audit C as in the English validation (Babor, T.F., de la Fuente, J.R.,Saunders, J. and Grant, M. AUDIT The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test: Guidelines for Use in Primary Health Care. WHO/MNH/DAT 89.4, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1989.). The corrected one should read

In order to avoid any further problems in the dissemination and implementation in your country, those that have translated the material are urged to inform all parties and if possible do the necessary changes in the downloadable version available in the website.

We are really sorry for any inconvenience this mistake might have caused to you. Do not hesitate to contact us for any question regarding this.

* 08/04/2011The EU Project: "Standardized measurement of alcohol-related troubles" (SMART) was completed in October 2010. One of the project objectives was "to develop standardized comparative survey methodologies on heavy drinking, binge drinking (episodic heavy drinking), drunkenness, context of drinking, alcohol dependence and unrecorded consumption".

The methodology developed on the basis of European surveys review was tested in 10 countries with differentiated socio-cultural background and patterns of alcohol consumption (Italy, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Poland, Estonia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, UK).

The final product of the project is "Guidance document of standardized methodology for undertaking alcohol surveys" including model questionnaire with core and optional questions to be used not only for specific alcohol studies but also as a component of surveys focused on other topics like drug use, health issues or public order problems.

This document among other project documents is available on the website www.alcsmart.ipin.edu.pl..

* 27/1001/2011The outputs of the VINTAGE project - Good Health into Older Age – aimed to improve knowledge and to build capacity, encouraging evidence- and experience-based decisions for prevention of harmful use of alcohol among elderly are already available.

  • VINTAGE report "Alcohol and older people: a public health perspective", which collects and analyses results of the review of scientific evidence on the impact of alcohol consumption among the elderly";
  • VINTAGE report "Best practices on preventing the harmful use of alcohol amongst older people, including transition from work to retirement", which presents the results of the survey addressed to professionals and researchers throughout Europe and of the grey literature review concerning effective policies and programs on the prevention of alcohol use among older people;
  • VINTAGE Database on Best Practices, which collects information on the main initiatives aimed at preventing or reducing harmful alcohol use among older people resulted from the survey conducted at European level;
  • VINTAGE Database on Grey Literature, which collects information on all documents retrieved through the grey literature review of projects, programs, good practices, laws and infrastructures aimed at preventing the harmful alcohol use in the elderly.
VINTAGE will go ahead with the collection of all the available good practices, projects, existing laws and infrastructures at EU level aimed at preventing or reducing harmful alcohol use among older people all over European countries. Please submit contributions using the online questionnaire. Any new contribution is welcome and easy to be provided by all possible stakeholders.

* 30/08/2010 L'Institut National de Prévention et d'Éducation pour la Santé (INPES) has recently adapted and translated the PHEPA Clinical Guidelines into French. You can have a look at the contents on the INPES website.

* 09/04/2010 The Italian PHEPA team has recently translated the PHEPA Clinical Guidelines in Italian. You can have a look at the contents (chapter by chapter) on the Epicentro website.

* 03/07/2009 Phepa has produced a final flyer summarizing the final activities carried out by the Project.

* 30/04/2009 We are pleased to inform you that the final financial and technical report was sent to the EC.

The report and the all the annexes are posted at the phepa website.

We will continue updating the phepa website, so let us know if there is any document (translated manuals, etc) or progress at country level (relevant news, links or bibliography) you would like us to put in the website.

PHEPA looks forward to continuing collaborating with all partners. We would like to remind you that the possibility was stated of launching Inebria – Europe in the next Inebria meeting. Please contact Fredrik Fredrik.Spak@socmed.gu.se and Piero pierluigi.struzzo@uniud.it if you want to collaborate with the meeting preparations.

We look forward to meeting you in Newcastle (look for more information on the 6th Inebria Conference).

* 24/09/2009 Early identification and Brief Advice in the Amphora project.

AMPHORA, a four-year, €4million project co-financed by the 7th framework programme of research of the European Commission, with 33 partner organizations from 14 European countries, started at the beginning of 2009.

The project aims to pool European knowledge across a wide range of public health alcohol policy measures, and to disseminate this knowledge to those engaged in making policy. By enhancing cooperation among researchers and advancing research in Europe, AMPHORA will provide new scientific evidence for the best public health measures to reduce the harm done by alcohol. AMPHORA is coordinated by the "Hospital Clinic i Provincial de Barcelona" (HCPB) in Spain.

One of the nine work packages coordinated by Professor Colin Drummond of the National Addiction Centre, Kings College London will address three clear gaps in considering the contribution of early identification, brief advice, and management of alcohol use disorders as public health measures in reducing the harm done by alcohol. For further information, please contact Colin Drummond.

* 20/03/2009 Visit the 6th Inebria Conference website or download the Conference Flyer for all the information (call for abstracts, programme, venue, registration and hotel accommodation) related with the Newcastle/Gateshead Conference, 7-9th October 2009.

* 08/06/2008 The third meeting of Phepa II will take place in Prague, from the 4th to the 5th of December. Prof. Hana Sovinova and her institution will be hosting it. More information will be circulated soon to partners.

* 01/06/2008 Maristella G. Monteiro from the Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) has adapted the Phepa Clinical Guidelines into Spanish.

*14/05/2008 The 5th Conference of INEBRIA will take place from the 8th to 10th of October 2008 in the city of Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) . More information in this leaflet and in the conference website.

* 01/05/2008 The conclusions of the Building Capacity Conference are already available at the conference website.

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